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It's Dead Jim / Firefly virus?


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#1 OcoeeG

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

I heard you guys are the experts, so I come to seek your advice.
So the other day I got a weird error page on my computer while using Google chrome. It was a blue screen and it said something like It's Dead Jim with a sasd face and then the computer totally rebooted and did an update and proceeded to get slow. I did some research, ran a few scans in both safe mode and regular mode and nothing came up. It got to the point where the computer got so bad I could not so much of anything. So I did a system restore to when I knew it was clean and was able to do a bit more research. I have an Asus Eee netbook. They have a function that allows one to reboot using a partion back to factory settings. I do not have the recovery CDs with me and I am not sure it even came with them. The comp. has no CD drive, so I am not sure if they would do any good anyway. well after restoring factory settings, it was great. I scanned the computer with avast and spyware doc and it came up clean, I also scanned the USB drive that I used to backup my documents and it came up clean. All was good until today when I got the blue screen and the Jim thing again. So far the computer is running fine, but I do not think I am clean. Any info and help in restoring this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Moved topic from Win 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:01 PM

http://www.geekosystem.com/chrome-dead-jim/ Not sure if this will help.

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#3 OcoeeG

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 12:06 PM

I saw that too. But after the page comes up the computer restarts. It doesn't just shut down Chrome. But the same text came up and everything. Its weird.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

Are you using Chrome's latest stable version or are you using Beta?
When Chrome updates, does it normally take a complete system reboot or just a browser restart/reboot to complete the update? (Beta or stable versions)

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:09 PM

I just re-downloaded it after I did a factory setting restore, so I imagine it is the stable version. But not 100% sure.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:32 PM

...I imagine it is the stable version. But not 100% sure.


Check your browser version http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95414

Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar and select About Google Chrome. The version number is the series of number beneath the "Google Chrome" heading.
Latest "stable" version is 12.0.742.112 for all platforms. http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/06/stable-channel-update_28.html

ETA: I just noticed this topic has been moved to Am I Infected? forum...You might want to wait for a MRT member to instruct what to do.

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Edited by Union_Thug, 11 July 2011 - 05:35 PM.





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